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I've heard several people say no ... but in my experience with it, I'd say yes. I hunt almost all pinpoint (all metal) on the beach and in the water. I've found many targets that were faint in pin point and when flipped to discriminate to check, make no sound.


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In all metal (Pin Point) you can run sensitivity higher giving you a little more depth. You really have to listen closely to those little blips that indicate a target. I then shift to disc to see if i can hear the target. I will then take a couple scoops of sand so i can get the coil closer to the target and see if i can hear the target or if i get a null.


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Last week wife and I visited one of our sons in Florida. I took the Excal and hunted almost exclusively in pinpoint. Did a few flips to check targets but not a lot.
Got three pieces of silver, two pieces of stainless steel jewelry and a little over $15 in change. One thing I can say about detecting the water in Florida is that it is a luxury to be able to see the coil and scoop clearly on the bottom when shoulder deep in the water.


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No doubt deeper but it's not going to be a signal that jumps out and says I'm here. To is a video of PP and disc with a 800 coil. As you can see PP is about 3 inch's more..and listen how faint.


Ron from Michigan

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For those changing coils remember the #I wire and #2 wires reversed in the wrong direction will cause the audio to decrease as you center your coil in pinpoint. In Discrimination it doesn't make a difference. My mistake the other day while changing a coil connector I had to correct this problem, my fault. This can be misleading by testing a target in the Disc mode first and skipping a test in pinpoint. Happy Hunting Ron
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